I had looked long and hard for a non-florescent shoe that will take me on long walks without killing my feet. I took a chance on the Fjord shoe, and I have been impressed with how comfortable they are to the bottom of my feet. I have slightly wide feet, and one of the lace holes does rub the top of my foot sometimes, but it's inconsistent. I bought the purple shoe, and it's casual and streamline enough to wear with jeans to dresses. These shoes are made of a sturdy canvas, and are a nice alternative to converse.